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NHTSA Campaign ID:  05V494000
Component:  Latches/Locks/Linkages: Doors: Latch
Manufacturer:  General Motors Corp.
Year:
2003
Make:
Isuzu
Model:
Ascender
Recall Date:
10/26/2005
Potential Number of Units Affected: 98,007
Manufactured:
Defect Summary:
Certain sport utility vehicles have a rear side closure latch that may not latch or unlatch due to corrosion caused by road splash, such as water and road salt. These vehicles are registered or sold in the following states: Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and The District Of Columbia.
Consequence Summary:
If the door is not latched properly and it goes unnoticed, it may open while the vehicle is in motion. If an occupant fell out of the vehicle, personal injuries could occur.
Corrective Summary:
Dealers will install a seal along the lower part of the rocker panel to prevent intrusion of corrosive material, and inspect the rear side closure latches. Functional latches will be cleaned and lubricated. Non-functioning latches will be replaced. The recall is expected to begin during January 2006. Owners should contact Isuzu at 1-800-255-6727.
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